Are You Kidding Yourself?

March 12, 2023 Pastor: Bill Thompson Series: Authentic Faith - James

Passage: James 1:22–27



Religion tends to produce within people an attitude of _____________ and _______________.



Point of the Passage: If Jesus doesn’t make a _______________ in the way you live, then you are kidding yourself and you really don’t know Jesus.




  1. A “Hearers Only” Kind of Religion. vv. 22-24


“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”



Characterized by _______________.




  1. A “Hearers and Doers” Kind of Christianity. vv. 25-27



  1. _______________ the tongue.



  1. Shows mercy and love to the _______________.



  1. Remains _____________ by the world.





Less religion, more Jesus!



Application Questions


  1. Why does religion produce an attitude of superiority and self-righteousness?
  2. How can you keep yourself from becoming self-deceived?
  3. How are you to respond to the thousands of needs in your community?
  4. What are the ways that you have grown spiritually in the last year?

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